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Surface RT, plugged in not charging.

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    Surface RT, plugged in not charging.


    While turned on , I get that description on the battery icon :"plugged in, not charging" unless the percentage is above 90.
    The device charges perfectly when off.

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    pleaseeee helppp me.....anybody?
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    Do you mean it will only charge when it is already over 90%?
    or
    do you mean it will only charge when the battery is below 90%?

    You say it will charge when it is turned off correct? You probably need to check the power settings. Lots of notebooks allow you to stop the charging before it gets to 100% and only start charging when it goes below a set %. This is to preserve useful battery life.
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    I have seen "plugged in not charging" when the voltage is not correct. Usually not plugged directly into an AC socket in a home or business (not on something portable). or, the wrong plug is being used.
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    Now it doesn't charge at all once it's on
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    3 things I would try:

    #1. If you have a Microsoft Store close by take it there with your power adapter.
    #2. If you can't do number one I would next try to buy a new power adapter.
    #3. You can also try to restore the Surface to factory specs and as soon as it's up, before any updates,
    see if you are having the same problem.

    #2 or #3 are not in any particular order.
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    Ive done 3 to no avail. 2 is my only choice
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Surface RT, plugged in not charging.
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